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Name: Jean-François Latour
Skills: Soloist (Pianist)
Address: 7120 Beaulieu, Montreal/Quebec H4 E 3G7, Canada
Links: Website     E-mail
Hailed by critics for his “full command of the instrument, beautiful lyricism and poetry” (La Presse, Montréal), the 27 year-old French-Canadian pianist Jean-François Latour is gaining an international reputation. He has performed extensively in the major cities of Europe and North America, including Paris, Toulouse, Geneva, Hamburg, Brussels, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. He was recently named “Jeune soliste de l’année” (Young Soloist of the Year), by the CRPLF, the Communauté des Radios Publiques de Langue Française (French Language Public Radio Network). As a result, Mr. Latour’s live performances have been broadcast by the Radio Suisse-Romande, Italian National Radio – RAI, Belgian Radio-Television, and the Société Radio-Canada. He has also presented recitals which have been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Vermont Public Radio.

In May 2002, Jean-François Latour completed the prestigious Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was a full scholarship student of Leon Fleisher. He was the only student admitted into this program, in any discipline, in the year 2000. He previously earned a Graduate Performance Diploma also at Peabody. In addition, he has an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was a student of Marc Durand and Leon Fleisher. He earned his M.M. and B.M. at the University of Montréal, where he studied with Marc Durand. Mr. Latour has also worked with John Perry, André Laplante, Ellen Mack, Marek Jablonsky and Gilbert Kalish.



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